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Re: How much longer..
From: "Stephen J. Wilcox" <steve () telecomplete co uk>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 19:48:08 +0100 (BST)



On Wed, 13 Aug 2003, Len Rose wrote:


Hi.. just think if the billions of dollars being spent on M$
products could have been funneled into open source projects.

To reinforce the point in the most blunt manner possible:

No one had ever better dare postulate that the inherent reason 
for all of the vulnerabilities in Micro$oft products are due 
to any special features of note. 

There is no particular network-enabled feature that Windows has 
that UNIX didn't implement years before and has done so securely 
following established internet design standards adopted by the 
ruling standards body (IETF) after intense study and open participation
from all parties who were interested. 

Now knee-jerk reactions by various network operators is to
filter, filter, filter and soon, by the grace of a piece of
crap operating system you'll have a much more limited internet
to work with because for Micro$oft's sake they've filtered everything.

Hey I like MS bashing as much as anyone else but the fact is you could say this 
of any vendor.. a good recent example being Cisco




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